Friday, January 7, 2011

Seven US insurance companies sue Toyota for accidental acceleration

The accidental acceleration fiasco is not over yet for Toyota, the company is being sued by seven insurance companies over the issue.

The insurers cites data that 725 crashes resulted due to sudden acceleration and that Toyota failed to equip the cars with an override system that would allow a car to go idle if the brakes and the gas were pressed together. The insurers are looking for $230,000 from 14 crashes throughout the United States.

The lawsuits allege that “certain of Toyota’s cars and trucks have a defect that causes sudden uncontrolled acceleration to speeds of up to 100 mph or more,” 

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